Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Body of Water for Recreation

Sprawling across more than 1,000 acres of rich forests and prairie land, Lake Wissota sits on a man-made lake over 6,000 acres large – and on the throne of this category as its reigning winner since 2014. The Chippewa River stretches into the Mississippi River and is a historic waterway, today a popular destination for kayakers, canoers, and fishers. Big Falls County Park cradles more than 130 acres of soft beaches, wooded terrain perfect for hikes, and its iconic waterfalls and swimming areas. –McKenna Scherer